Friday, October 19, 2012

Let Me Take Your Photo

Today my photography class watched a piece on the photographer Gregory Crewdson, and they were curious about "Let Me Take Your Photo", so we watched the music video on Youtube.

The internet can be a wasteland, but it can also be a rich resource of anything and everything. How the heck did I teach before? I remember buying art calendars on sale in late January so that I could have visual resources for my students. Now, I have the entire art world on monitors and screens all over my room. 'Magical.

(Crewdson was born in Park Slope, a neighborhood in Brooklyn, NY. As a teenager was part of a punk rock group called The Speedies that hit the New York scene referencing Preston North End in many of their songs. Their hit song "Let Me Take Your Photo" proved to be prophetic to what Crewdson would become later in life. In 2005, Hewlett Packard used the song in advertisements to promote its digital cameras.)

~ the original ~

~ 2005 commercial ~

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